Botanical Name: Salix alba
Components: The inner bark of the white willow tree contains salicin, a natural pain reliever. Acetylsalicylic acid, or aspirin, is the synthetic form of salicin.
Overview: The body converts the salicin in white willow into salicylic acid, the chemical form required to counteract pain, cool inflammation, and prevent heart-threatening blood clots. The antioxidant compounds found in willow bark can improve skin health by increasing blood flow to the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration, and alleviating acne.
Uses: Used in teas, tinctures, and capsules. * Do not use if allergic to aspirin.